SCRIPT ERRORS you just can't seem to fix!

Oh I see. Okay, thank you so much!

Hi, I have an error message that shows when I try to use of my backgrounds in review. I don’t want to publish my story yet (I’m only on my first chapter anyway). I just want preview my backround while I’m writing, but it’s still comes up as an error. Please help😐

What does the error message say?

It says…

Your background INT.BED1 is still in review. You can still read and share this story, but you will not be able to publish until it has been approved.

I cant preview the story with the error

You can still test/preview even with that error. Scroll down through the error message box. There’s probably a different error that isn’t allowing you to test your story.

It works now, I just reset my story progress. Thanks for the help😚

How do i get this character to run offscreen?

That animation doesn’t necessarily mean to walk “offset”. The “offset” means that it’s not the exact same motion as a regular walk_neutral animation. If you want a character to walk offscreen, you need to make them exit left or right.

@CHARACTER exits left

Then if you want them to run offscreen, they need to exit while doing a running animation.

@CHARACTER exits left and CHARACTER does it while run_neutral

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Thank you :slight_smile:

Just another quick question…
How do you get a character to lay down on a bed properly?

You’d have to use spot direction (which you can learn how to do here) and use a laying animation.

@CHARACTER [spot] and CHARACTER faces left/right and CHARACTER is [animation]

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I’m really not getting the spotting :neutral_face:

Place your character in the scene first using “stands screen center in zone #” while they are doing a laying animation. Then save and test your story. Use the directing helper/spot helper in the preview to move your character around the screen and add those spot numbers to your script.

Hi, so I’m doing a scene with a choice and a minute ago I was editing it(adding zooms,editing speech bubbles), but now the error say that there is an { on line x that has no matching }, but I checked it and it does have matching }, here’s the script:
NARRATOR
A/N: I advise you to pick longer version in order to understand everything. Plus the longer one will give you a few flashbacks! But the choice is yours!
choice “Short - shorter episode” {
&zoom on 809 106 to 751% in 1
music music_tickingbeat_lp
@speechbubble reset
@JIM is think
@JOLINE is shiftweight
@pause for a beat
@zoom on 818 121 to 1039% in 0
JIM (talk_happy_agree)
It’s not like we are on someone’s private area…
@zoom on 797 119 to 1322% in 0
@speechbubble is 172 203 to 100% with tail_top_left
JOLINE (eyeroll)
Just say you want the short version.
@JOLINE is deepbreath
JOLINE (talk_happy_smile)
This is the house of my niece.
@zoom on 818 121 to 1039% in 0
@JIM is startled_surprised
@speechbubble reset
@speechbubble is 133 180 to 100% with tail_top_right
JIM (talk_awkward)
I didn’t know you had a niece.
&zoom on 797 119 to 1322% in 2.2
@JOLINE is idle_happy
@pause for a beat
@speechbubble is 196 214 to 100% with tail_top_left
JOLINE (talk_forward)
Neither does She.
JOLINE (talk_angry_arms_crossed)
Her dad is really good at hiding her…
@pause for a beat
readerMessage New important character revealed: Joline.
JOLINE (talk_sad_timid)
Ever since Ashley died. He hates our family…
JOLINE (talk_sad)
He thinks we are responsible for Ashley’s death.
@zoom on 814 129 to 1303% in 0
@JIM is startled_surprised
@pause for a beat
@JIM is idle_sad
@zoom on 797 119 to 1322% in 0
JOLINE (talk_sad)
He also, blames music for Ashley’s death.
JOLINE (talk_arms_crossed)
Ashley died on her way to the tour. The plane crashed, it was all an accident which Richard can’t seem to accept.
@speechbubble reset
@JOLINE is deepbreath
@zoom on 818 121 to 1039% in 0
JIM (talk_awkward)
Wow…
@JIM is idle_sad
music off
&zoom on 812 93 to 633% in 1.3
}“Long - a bit longer episode!” {
JIM (talk_happy_smile)
Longer version, please!
music juvie_radiosong
@JOLINE is eyeroll
@pause for a beat
@zoom on 799 119 to 1327% in 0.3
@speechbubble is 198 245 to 100% with tail_top_left
JOLINE (talk_gesture)
This is the house of my niece [FIRSTNAME].
@zoom on 819 129 to 1327% in 0.3
@JIM is startled_surprised
@pause for a beat
@speechbubble is 128 212 to 120% with tail_top_right
JIM (talk_excited)
I didn’t knew you had a niece.
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 799 119 to 1327% in 0.3
@JOLINE is laugh_giggle
@speechbubble is 174 246 to 105% with tail_top_left
JOLINE (talk_happy_smile)
Well I do, I just…
@zoom on 825 184 to 525% in 1.2
@JOLINE is idle_sad AND JIM is think
&zoom on 799 119 to 1327% in 1.1
@JOLINE is deepbreath
JOLINE (talk_sad)
I just don’t know her.
@JOLINE is idle_sad
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 819 129 to 1327% in 0.3
JIM (talk_think)
How? You are family, right?
@zoom on 825 184 to 525% in 0
@JOLINE is nod_loop
@zoom on 799 119 to 1327% in 0.3
@speechbubble is 187 222 to 100% with tail_top_left
JOLINE (talk_apathetic)
Just not the close one…
JOLINE (talk_neutral_forward)
It all started when Ashley died.
@zoom on 819 129 to 1327% in 0.3
@speechbubble reset
JIM (talk_awkward)
Ashley?
@zoom on 799 119 to 1327% in 0.3
@speechbubble is 187 222 to 100% with tail_top_left
JOLINE (eyeroll)
My sister.
@pause for a beat
@speechbubble reset
@transition fade out white 3
music off
@zoom reset
INT. JANIS DORM ROOM - NIGHT
@cut to zone 2
&YOUNG JOLINE spot 0.541 81 319 AND YOUNG JOLINE faces right AND YOUNG JOLINE is talk_gesture_rear
&YOUNG ASHLEY spot 0.990 375 137 AND YOUNG ASHLEY faces left AND YOUNG ASHLEY is idle
@speechbubble is 158 402 to 97% with tail_top_left
music music_meanpop
NARRATOR (JOLINE)
It was the summer of 2003.
@speechbubble reset
@JOLINE is talk_rear
@zoom on 387 175 to 596% in 1.6
@speechbubble is 156 269 to 98% with tail_top_right
NARRATOR (JOLINE)
Or the summer when puberty hit me like a truck.
@speechbubble reset
&zoom on 379 321 to 596% in 1.2
@speechbubble is 151 143 to 97% with tail_top_right
readrMessage Joline’s face changings will be explained in the future.
NARRATOR (JOLINE)
Directly into my face.
@speechbubble reset
@YOUNG JOLINE faces left AND YOUNG JOLINE is yawn_bored
NARRATOR (JOLINE)
At that time Ashley was pregnant. And both of our hormones were just causing big fights.
@pause for a beat
&zoom on 588 1 to 369% in 2
@YOUNG ASHLEY walks to spot 0.990 243 131 in 2.1 AND YOUNG ASHLEY faces left AND YOUNG ASHLEY is walk_exhausted
&zoom on 577 356 to 369% in 2.5
@speechbubble is 117 179 to 100% with tail_top_right
YOUNG ASHLEY (talk_exhausted)
Joline, have you seen my lipstick anywhere?
@speechbubble reset
@YOUNG JOLINE faces right AND YOUNG JOLINE is talk_awkward
@YOUNG ASHLEY is startled_surprised
@pause for a beat
@YOUNG ASHLEY is arms_crossed_angry
@zoom on 389 326 to 767% in 0
@pause for a beat
@zoom on 394 334 to 1378% in 0
@pause for a beat
@zoom on 401 322 to 3660% in 0
@pause for a beat
@zoom on 401 322 to 786% in 0
@YOUNG JOLINE is idle_awkward
@speechbubble is 201 220 to 100% with tail_top_left
YOUNG JOLINE (talk_awkward)
No?
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 553 342 to 420% in 0
@speechbubble is 118 205 to 100% with tail_top_right
YOUNG ASHLEY (talk_angry_accuse)
It’s right on your lips!
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 401 322 to 786% in 0
@speechbubble is 195 232 to 100% with tail_top_left
YOUNG JOLINE (talk_awkward)
But It was so fetch I couldn’t resist it!
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 553 342 to 420% in 0
@speechbubble is 143 229 to 100% with tail_top_right
YOUNG ASHLEY (talk_angry)
What the heck is fetch?
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 401 322 to 786% in 0
@speechbubble is 182 205 to 100% with tail_top_left
YOUNG JOLINE (talk_preen)
Fetch will happen one day! Don’t mess with THE fetch!
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 553 342 to 420% in 0
@speechbubble is 123 213 to 100% with tail_top_right
YOUNG ASHLEY (talk_angry_accuse)
Oh would you just give me my lipstick back!?
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 401 322 to 786% in 0
@speechbubble is 176 225 to 122% with tail_top_left
YOUNG JOLINE (talk_angry_arms_crossed)
NO!
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 553 342 to 420% in 0
@speechbubble is 150 230 to 100% with tail_top_right
YOUNG ASHLEY (talk_angry_arms_crossed)
Then what I am about to do will be a lot easier!
@speechbubble reset
&zoom on 396 218 to 208% in 2.3
@YOUNG ASHLEY walks to spot 0.581 128 307 in 2.4 AND YOUNG ASHLEY faces left AND YOUNG ASHLEY does it while run_jog THEN YOUNG ASHLEY is idle_wounded
@pause for a beat
@YOUNG ASHLEY is deepbreath
@YOUNG JOLINE is idle_awkward
@zoom on 397 332 to 815% in 0
@speechbubble is 190 142 to 100% with tail_top_left
YOUNG JOLINE (talk_exhausted)
Are you okay?
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 438 335 to 815% in 0
@YOUNG ASHLEY is deepbreath
@pause for a beat
@zoom on 397 332 to 815% in 0
@speechbubble is 196 163 to 100% with tail_top_left
YOUNG JOLINE (talk_sad)
I’m sorry I took your lipstick.
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 438 335 to 815% in 0
@speechbubble is 129 178 to 100% with tail_top_right
YOUNG ASHLEY (talk_exhausted)
I’m sorry too. I overreacted.
@speechbubble reset
@zoom on 397 332 to 815% in 0
YOUNG JOLINE (talk_happy_smile)
I love you.
@zoom on 438 335 to 815% in 0
@speechbubble is 147 196 to 102% with tail_top_right
YOUNG ASHLEY (talk_happy_agree)
I love you too.
@speechbubble reset
&YOUNG JOLINE is idle_happy
&YOUNG ASHLEY is idle_happy
@zoom on 401 292 to 324% in 0
@speechbubble is 162 168 to 100% with tail_top_right
readerMessage This scene is weird for a reason.
NARRATOR (JOLINE)
But we after all we loved each other.
@pause for a beat
@speechbubble reset
@YOUNG ASHLEY is talk_gesture AND YOUNG JOLINE is listen
@YOUNG ASHLEY is talk_repulsed
@pause for a beat
@transition fade out white 3
music off
@zoom reset
EXT. PHILADELPHIA HOUSE - DAY
@cut to zone 3
&JOLINE spot 0.268 157 260 AND JOLINE faces right AND JOLINE is idle_sad
&JIM spot 0.284 182 259 AND JIM faces left AND JIM is talk_exhausted
@zoom on 786 109 to 872% in 0
music music_timepassage
@JOLINE is deepbreath
@speechbubble is 209 203 to 100% with tail_top_right
JOLINE (talk_happy_smile)
You can ask me some questions, you know that?
@pause for a beat
@zoom on 810 87 to 584% in 0
}
I know it’s long, but if you notice some mistakes let me know, also thank you for your time <3

@Dara.Amarie Okay I need some help now. So, I’m trying to do a game, like not a game that is dressing game, but the kind where you need to find your way out of a maze, and you need to select choices, if it is correct you’ll advance, incorrect and you’ll be brought back. so a labeled my label game_spawn, it didn’t work, game_choice, it didn’t work either. Is there a specific label or can we just use any? It also wrote: Error, label ‘game choice’ was never used. What am I supposed to do?

Solved here: Error I can't find

What does your script look like? If you’re getting the error that the label is never used, then that means exactly what it says: you never used it. If you’re going to label a choice, then you need to use a goto that leads back to that label, and in your case you’ll want to put a goto in the “wrong” choices.

label game_spawn

NARRATOR
Choose where to go…

choice
“Wrong answer” {
NARRATOR
Sorry wrong way!
goto game_spawn

} “Correct answer” {
NARRATOR
Keep going!

} “Another wrong answer” {
NARRATOR
Sorry wrong way!
goto game_spawn
}

Oh, I see. I need to add a goto at the end of the choice that is wrong. Thank you!

Hi, I’ve tried to fix it based on other people’s questions on this thread but I still can’t figure it out :frowning:

Gain names can’t be more than 1 word. Change those spaces into underscores.

gain Maroon_Belted_Dress

Then do the same to your other gain names.

Oh my gosh, THANK YOU SO MUCH :smiley: That was such a relief when it finally worked

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